Selected as an Adobe Influencer

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I was recently selected as an "Adobe Influencer" and have been playing with CS4.  There are a lot of amazing changes in the updated version and below is one of my favorites:Check out the "Content Aware Scale" Tool.  Here is an image of my cousin with its original aspect ratio: I am usually a full frame shooter and have significant content from edge to edge.  I always hate having to crop a photo to fit standard frames (ex - 8 x 10 crop when a full frame image is 8 x 12 - bye, bye 2 inches of my image!). The brilliant technicians at Adobe came up with a tool  that will intelligently crop your images analyzing which data can afford to be lost without effecting or stretching the important aspects of the image. It took me about 1 minute to scale the image below to a frame proportioned 8 x 10.  I just duplicated layer, went file - content aware square and made the crop.  Powerful stuff! simpso copy.jpg

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